Matsui Yamato goes for a retro feel.
Tristan Walker tests the track.
Hi, Daria Bilodid!
Shaolin Liu gets self-promotionally dreamy.
Didn't think you needed a cute Chris Mazdzer post, didn't you?
A Look at Recent Headlines on Olympic Sport Athletes
Jaqueline Mourao has been to seven Olympic Games, across both Summer and Winter in mountain biking, biathlon, and cross-country skiing. She's qualified for her eighth. (in Portuguese)
Don't forget: donations to taekwondo's Pita Taufatofua's Tonga relief fund accepted through GoFundMe.
Four Team USA athletes - speed skater Erin Jackson, Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin, cross-country skier Jessie Diggins, and ice hockey player Abby Roque - headline Sports Illustrated's 2022 Olympic coverage.
Setter Antoine Brizard and outside hitter Kim Yeon-Koung named Volleyballworld's 'Best of 2021'.
Meanwhile, the 'Best FIFA Football Awards' for 2021 honorees include Olympians Christiane Endler, Christine Sinclair, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
GQ Australia: Soccer player Josh Cavallo is "ready to take on the world" after publicly coming out as gay.
Brian O'Neill is headed to Beijing 2022 after a surprise call-up to Team USA's ice hockey squad, after a "treasured" Pyeongchang 2018 experience.
"I'm aiming to make some waves over there": New Zealand speed skater Peter Michael looks toward his second Olympics at Beijing 2022.
Simidele Adeagbo relishes a historic moment in sliding sports for Africa with a special monobob victory.
Team Jamaica will have historic representation in three bobsled events at Beijing 2022: 4-man, 2-man, monobob.
And they'll have Caribbean company, as Trinidad & Tobago's Axel Brown has qualified his 2-man as well.
More bobsled: Greg Cackett visualizes an Olympic medal as 4-man brakeman to Brad Hall and after a strong season raising hopes.
21-year-old slalom skier Lucas Braathen of Norway is one to watch as he makes a historic mark at Wengen last weekend.
How did badminton star Andders Antonsen spend his holidays? Watch part I and II.
Pyeongchang 2018 champion snowboarder Chloe Kim talks with Time on fame, (not) trying to fit in, and adjusting to fame in the lead-up to her title defense.
Get to know snowboarder Seamus O'Connor on the cusp of his second Olympics. "The Olympics are overwhelming, eye-opening and non-stop, totally different than anything else you'll experience in sport."
A burgeoning skateboarding hotbed? Itzel Granados is one of many athletes staying put in Mexico City.
Can Jarl Magnus Riiber's Nordic combined dominance this season lift him past his fourth place finishes at his last Olympics?
"Winter Tracks": At Beijing 2022, Donovan Carrillo will be Mexico's first Olympic figure skater in 30 years.
Can anyone defeat heavy favorite moguls skier Mikael Kingsbury at Beijing 2022?
"I think I am a little bit of a showwoman." Freestyle skier Sarah Hoefflin looks to defend her gold medal.
Will freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy make it to a third Olympics despite recent injury and Covid-19?
Winter Olympic debutants Haiti and Saudi Arabia are among the expected unexpected national teams to compete in Beijing 2022's Apline skiing.
Three-time Olympic short track speed skater Allison Baver in trouble over alleged financial fraud that connects to Hollywood and actor Elijah Wood.
The future of Latvian short track speed skating rests on Robert Kruzbergs, who's headed to Beijing 2022.
Is disgraced swimmer Sun Yang headed toward cosmetic mogul status next?
Can shooter Manu Bhaker "stay happy" and "bounce back from Olympic disappointment" with a busy Asian Games and Commonwealth Games 2022?
Gymnast Nicola Bartolini and tennis ace Matteo Berrettini steam up the pages of Icon's latest edition, "celebrating Italian talents and style".
Meanwhile, "humble" Carlos Alcaraz gets the cover story treatment from Vanity Fair Espana. (in Spanish)
Will Olympic tennis quarterfinalist - and model - Camila Giorgi stop home favorite Ashleigh Barty's run at the Australian Open?
How did Poland become a ski jumping nation?
Road cyclist Sam Bennett is "back and rarin' to go" as he looks ahead to a new season after injury.
More Ireland: Boxer Kelly Harrington's Tokyo 2020 gold medal run wins her the Irish Independent's 'Magical Moment of the Year'.
Australian kayaker Aly Bull is using surf lifesaving to help move past Tokyo 2020 disappointment and work toward Paris 2024.
Team USA curler Nina Roth trained for Beijing 2022 while working full time as a nurse...in a pandemic.
Curler Kaitlyn Lawes reflects on her Olympic experience as her third Games approaches: "...it's all about the experiences, enjoying the opportunity and moments with my teammates".
Veteran speed skater Claudia Pechstein is set for her eighth (!) Winter Games and become the oldest-ever Olympic female athlete.
Olympians top the list of Forbes' list of the highest paid female athletes for 2021, led by tennis aces Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams.
An "extremely disappointed" Novak Djokovic leaves Australia ahead of the Australian Open. Can we focus on tennis (and the vaccinated) now?
Spanish tennis star Paula Badosa talks confronting fears in El Pais Semanal. (in Spanish)
Freestyle skier Tess Ledeux aims to remain modest despite two real medal chances at Beijing 2022.
Defending Olympic moguls skiing champion Mikael Kingsbury of Canada reaches a career World Cup victory milestone.
Team USA moguls skier Kai Owens is close to returning to China, after leaving as an adoptee 16 years ago.
Olympics-bound luger Ashley Farquharson finds a hobby in her free time: friendship bracelets.
Team Great Britain Rupert Staudinger has the memory of a fallen colleague for Beijing 2022 inspiration.
By the way, Team USA 'sacrifice' and camaraderie happens within USA Luge, too, as Jayson Terdiman offers his superior sled to his once-rivals.
Team USA's Andrew Blaser set to make history as an out gay male skeleton Olympic competitor.
Olympic champion gymnast Sunisa Lee launches an activewear line with PrettyLittleThings.
And, teammate Jade Carey's "debut at (Oregon State's) Gill Goliseum was a triumph".
Can three-time Olympic ski jumping champion Kamil Stoch recover from injury in time for Beijing 2022?
Get to know rugby sevens star Jordan Conroy, currently a Dancing with the Stars contestant and a survivor of a rough, dramatic childhood.
John Shuster reflects on his Olympic past and future as he looks to Beijing 2022's curling tournament.
Tongan taekwondo star Pita Taufatofua gives an update on the weekend's volcanic activity back home.
"...I have the chance to do something special.": Slalom Alpine skier Alice Robinson looks ahead to her second Winter Games at only 20-years-old.
Can biathletes Dreeda Irwin or Paul Schommer bring the USA an Olympic medal in the one sport it hasn't won one in?
Suzanne Schulting is the undisputed leading medal hope for Team Netherlands short track speed skating at the upcoming Winter Games.
Team USA men's ice hockey features its youngest roster since the Lillehammer 1994 Games.
For Team Canada, meanwhile, might NHL veteran Eric Staal be available? "It's the Olympic Games. It's a special vibe. It's a spirit of the Games that is kind of unmatched by anything else."
Nerves may have affected Ghanian sprinter Benjamin Azamati at Tokyo 2020, but he sees it as a learning experience to build upon.
Sprint hurdler turned bobsledder Lolo Jones has a new podcast, Gold Medal Loser.
From Pyeongchang 2018 spectator to Beijing 2022 contender: meet bobsled favorite Breanna Walker.
He came back after an eight year hiatus to swim at Tokyo 2020, and now Brent Hayden teases Paris 2024.
World medalists in ice dancing, Piper Gilles and Paul Poirier open up on their growing confidence, mental health challenges, and more.
Meanwhile on the latest Unlaced with Chock and Bates podcast: How excited are the U.S. ice dancing champions for the upcoming Olympics?
Four-time equestrian show jumper Ludger Beerbaum "on the defensive" with alleged illegal training methods against a horse.
Athens 2004 sailing champion Sofia Bekatorou serves as support for a victim of abuse in a sailing-related case stirring Greece.
Go "Behind the Scenes" with German Nordic combined star Terence Weber via fis-ski.com.
Veteran snowboarder Queralt Castellet knows how special it is to make a fifth Olympics as she looks ahead to Beijing 2022. (in Spanish)
Inspired by Team Great Britain's BMX success at Tokyo 2020, snowboard cross star Charlotte Bankes looks to Beijing 2022 to "give it my all".
Snowboarder Anthon Bosch looks to put South Africa on his sport's map...and Beijing 2022's.
A Look at Some of the Best Social Media Posts from Olympic Sport Athletes
Brittany Bowe looks ahead, patriotically...
...while Antoinette de Jong smolders in b&w.
Fanny Smith is happy in Canada.
Nicola Bartolini has an Icon photoshoot.
Thomas Roehler finishes a workout.
Olympic Sport Athlete Features from the Weekend
Choi Min-Jeong shrugs off fears of lowered expectations in Beijing 2022's short track speed skating competition: "I am ready to capitalize on my chance when I get it".
Novak Djokovic: The would-be Australian Open returning champion's saga takes another turn overnight.
Tokyo 2020 rugby sevens Olympian - and workout celebrity - Greg O'Shea launches a @bettrwithgreg app focused on health and fitness training.
Get a lowdown of what there is to know about the biathlon course at Beijing 2022 from Team USA's Clare Egan, on a recent Keep the Flame Alive podcast.
Olympic champion swimmer Mark Tewksbury is a Calgarian that Avenue magazine loves.
Star swimmer Emily Seebohm reveals stark pay contracts in Australia, even for Olympic stars.
How did a replica version of Kimberly Bos help the skeleton star improve her performance on the sled this season? (in Dutch)
Look back at Golf Digest's feature on Danielle Kang: tattoos, the Gretzkys, Tokyo 2020, and more.
On the verge of a Beijing 2022 appearance, Australian Bree Walker reflects on her Google-based bobsled career start.
Double LGBTQ badminton Olympian Kirsty Gilmour: "I'm just living my life and being me...".
From speed skating to hockey to tennis and more, will 2022 be a banner year for women from Quebec?
Top sped skating contender Erin Jackson gets an Olympic berth lifeline despite a trials stumble.
Freestyle skier Dani Loeb hopes to remain positive as she looks past a serious equipment robbery ahead of Olympic qualifications.
Figure skater Timothy LeDuc is set to become the "first openly non-binary athlete to compete at the Winter Olympics".
Meanwhile, figure skater Mariah Bell wins her first U.S. title in her ninth try, becoming the oldest U.S. women's singles Olympic skater since 1928, and matching her coach Adam Rippon - who also made his first Olympic team on his ninth nationals.
Champion gymnast Sunisa Lee opens up about discrimination she and her boyfriend have faced.
The oldest living Olympic gymnast - er, Olympic champion - Agnes Keleti just keeps on tickin'.
Go "inside the mind" of Sara Takanashi, the all-time winner of World Cup ski jumping events.
The Olympic Channel's "Winter Tracks" series features select prospective Beijing 2022 athletes as they look ahead to the Games, including snowboarder Belle Brockhoff, speed skater Erin Jackson, hockey player Jenni Hiirikoski, and alpine skier William Flaherty.
Newcomer Jordan Stolz's "takeover of American long track speed skating is underway".
On the other side of the pond, Cornelius Kersten breaks a 30-year skid for British speed skating.
"I want to be an inspiration for all the children who want to do this sport." Meet Sarah Escobar, who will become Ecuador's first female Winter Olympian when she competes in alpine skiing at Beijing 2022.
Off the Podium podcast: Australian artistic swimmer Kirsten Kinash talks Olympics, her move from Canada, and that infamous meme with her post-Tokyo.
How did runner Shalane Flanagan run six marathons in seven weeks last fall?
And, revisit veteran runner Nick Willis' 'Midnight Mile' attempt to run a sub-four-minute mile for a 20th consecutive year.
The first-ever female winner of BBC Africa's 'Sports Personality of the Year' is sprinter Christine Mboma.
"It gives me goosebumps every time." Karsten Warholm reflects on *that* world record hurdles race.
Ireland's top female sprinter Phil Healy reflects on her maiden Olympics last year, and that surprise homecoming parade.
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